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Master Mentoring: Creating More Effective Live Online Sessions

23 August 2022
Recording of Zoom Meeting

Please note: This seventh session in our Master Mentoring  program has now occurred. However you can still purchase the recording independently or as part of the bundle.


The shift towards virtual meetings together with an increased participation in live online training, is creating its fair share of online fatigue.

Why not break the boredom and look to create more interactive and stimulating live online events!

This session looks at how to facilitate meaningful content using an online webinar platform, while ensuring that learners stay engaged, engergised and ready to apply what they have learned.

Join Marc Ratcliffe for this webinar that will unpack techniques and strategies to maximise student engagement and interaction during live online sessions and share with you key things to avoid when facilitating online training.

Key topics/outcomes from in this webinar:

  • Identify facilitation features that support engagement and interaction
  • Examine strategies to help attendees feel responsible for their own learning
  • Outline structural elements that enhance the flow of the session
  • Demonstrate simple techniques that raise energy and enthusiasm during online training
  • Identify ways to more effectively set-up and debrief online activities
  • Describe five (5) key things to avoid when facilitating online training.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 23 August 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10.30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Those who are responsible for development or delivery of live online training using a webinar platform or similar: 

  • Trainers
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Content and Resource Developers
  • Curriculum Team Members


What to expect

Presented by our Master of Training and Assessment (Marc Ratcliffe), you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Any additional supportive resource/s
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Marc Ratcliffe


Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success.  He has delivered over 300 training and assessment courses since 2000 and continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Turn video on to see others
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Opportunity to break out into Zoom groups for discussion
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Marc Ratcliffe before the session, please email

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